South Valley Tour: Tipon- Pikillaqta- Andahuaylillas
When visiting the South Valley, we will appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Andean Serrania. During the trip we will be able to explore the magnificent hydraulic architecture of Tipón, the pre-Inca architecture of Pikillaqta and the excellent works of art of the Cusqueña School that are in the Andahuaylillas Temple, not forgetting the variety of restaurants that Saylla has. Come and enjoy with us this wonderful excursion!
This tour begins with picking you up from the hotel at 09:00 am, to head to the South Valley. During this journey we will be able to observe beautiful landscapes of the Andean Serrania. The first stop will be in Tipón, a ceremonial center where, through a stone channel, the flow of water from the high peaks of Cerro Pachatusan to the lowlands of the Valley was controlled.
Later we will visit the Archaeological complex of Pikillaqta, ancient walled citadel of the Wari Empire, also known as the ‘city of the fleas’; Was one of the most important regional centers of the Wari Culture, originally from Ayacucho. Finally we will conclude the trip visiting the beautiful Church of Andahuaylillas, small jewel of the Colonial period. It was also known as ‘The Sistine Chapel of America’, inside of it there is an impressive collection of canvases, paintings, murals, baroque altarpieces, and more. Also we can appreciate the famous pentalingue door.
We will be back in the city of Cusco approximately at 2:30 p.m.